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I feel dirty!

Feb 24, 12:58 AM · from the mouth of Jim

I’m afraid it’s true. I now own a Power Mac G4 – and… well, you see…

:: wipes sweat off brow ::

I kind of like it.

:: breaks down weeping in joy and in confusion ::

I know, I know… I’m a closet Mac user. I have tasted Panther and it seems sweet. (Yep Jake, found a copy of it – but still can’t seem to lay my hands on Tiger.) Although something in my core feels dirty to admit all this, we must remember that OSX is based on FreeBSD and the power Mac is based on OpenFirmware, so it doesn’t make me all that dirty. ;)

Anyway, I just had to get that out of my system – it will help me come to terms with what I am.


So it’s really a toy more than anything right now since it’s a dual 450 G4 and it doesn’t have half the horse of my main workstation. But it’s still kinda fun to tinker with.

Anywho, to follow – we’ll explore a neat new beer I tried tonight. It was quite refreshing and pleasant.

-Fellow Mac User
(this doesn’t change the fact that I’m truly a *nix user at heart, k?) :)


Comment [3]

  1. jake responds with:

    Don’t worry Yimmy, that’s the same argument I’ve always used. OS 9 sucked compare to OS X. And it’s mostly the BSD power that makes it true.

    Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us. And it’s not like you have to totally go to the dark side. Someday soon you might even be able to get a dual booting machine with the x86 version of OS X.

    · Feb 24, 10:35 AM
  2. TyTy responds with:

    Yeay Jimmy! Welcome, friend.

    Sounds like you’ve got the same machine as me: Dual 450 G4. Mine’s at least 5 years old now, but still plenty powerful to do everything I need it for. I recently added 512 of RAM, bringing it up to 768. That helped a lot. I’ve got a copy of Tiger I could lend you (lend in this case would mean mail disc to you and you mail it back, unless you can tell me how to rip an image of the DVD and FTP it to you….)

    Anyway, don’t feel dirty Jimmy. Feel enlightened. I grew up conditioned to hate Macs. I never even used one ‘till I got to college really, but I just remeber learning that PCs are awesome and Macs are evil. And trust me, working on OS 9 in college, I learned to hate them from actual experience. But now I consider myself a proud member of an exclusive club: I am one of the very few who actually use both systems.

    Jess and I have been oogling at the new 20-inch iMac with Intel chip lately. Ahh, it’s so nice. So fast. Takes up so little room. does so many things. So many bells. So many whistles.

    Well Jimmy, welcome. Welcome to enlightenment.

    · Feb 24, 01:44 PM
  3. Andy responds with:

    Boy am I out of the loop.

    I went Mac in college, back when OS 8 was the new big thing. It was pretty sweet, great for networking, and seemed to be “friendlier” than PCs.

    I’ve had Dells since college, but I have used some OSX machines in labs and stuff – I love the graphics especially!

    But I don’t really care enough either way to hate one or the other. Hooray for Jimmy for branching out.

    · Feb 24, 03:26 PM
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